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PaidContent has an update on the status of “For Dummies” publisher John Wiley’s court cases against individuals accused of illicitly sharing various “For Dummies” books via BitTorrent. The company was able to unmask 46 “John Doe” defendants, 40 of whom were dropped from the case after apparently settling for an undisclosed amount. The publisher is…

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The following video shows a trick that isn’t very useful (it’s not that hard to transfer DRMed eBooks), but it is cool none the less. The Nook Touch has a large and dedicated hacking community, and today one of those hackers shows us that you can install other reading apps on it. Specifically, you’re looking…

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The iPad can be great for letting people read, but it can be just as good for letting certain people speak. As I’ve previously mentioned, autistic, nonverbal, and otherwise disabled people who have trouble talking can make use of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) apps to say the words they can’t say for themselves. However,…

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That’s the subject of an article at the always-excellent A Kindle World Blog, by Andrys Basten.  Here’s a bit of it: Now, I’ve been asked a lot about whether to get a Kindle or a Nook Touch.  I had bought a Nook Color on sight at my B&N (and used it daily for a year)…

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  • March 28, 2012
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jkOnTheRun has this comparison today.  He looks at iBooks, Kindle, Zinio, Comixology and Newsstand.  Barnes & Noble doesn’t have a retina-enabled ereading app yet. Here’s what he has to say about Comixology; The iPad really got me back into reading comics, and Comixology quickly became my go-to source for digital comics. The new iPad really makes…

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Remember that lawsuit from Hasbro complaining about Asus naming its new Android tablet the “Transformer Prime,” out of concern that consumers might confuse it with Hasbro’s popular transforming robot toy line? It’s still going to trial, but a judge has expressed sufficient skepticism over Hasbro’s claims to deny the company’s request for a preliminary injunction…

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From the press release: Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN - News) today announced Kindle Touch 3G – the most full-featured Kindle e-reader – with an easy-to-use touch screen and the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G wireless, is available today for pre-order fromwww.amazon.com to customers in over 175 countries and territories around the world. With Kindle Touch 3G, customers…

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Well, the Harry Potter e-books are out, and they’re making a splash. There are a number of reactions being reported on the web to various aspects of the announcement, and it interests me to look at some of them. For starters, Tim Carmody at Wired calls attention to the fact that Amazon and Barnes &…

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Could Apple’s app store/iBooks store submission rules be stifling creativity in e-books? That’s the question posed by a FastCompany article by Adam Penenberg looking at a couple of interactive children’s books that the husband-and-wife team of Ellen Jacob and Kirk Cheyfitz have created for the iPad. Jacob and Cheyfitz take the approach that, while reading…

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  • March 27, 2012
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Barnes & Noble is offering an amazing deal via eBay, that I would grab up in a heartbeat if I weren’t $80 overdrawn at the moment: a refurbished Nook Color (the first-generation tablet, not the Nook Tablet) for $129, plus a refurbished Nook Simple Touch for $20 more. It’s not clear how long this deal…